Commuters emerged Thursday morning from the bowels of New York Penn Station looking confused, then bemused. Over and over, the travelers uttered the same cheerful pronouncement: Wow!
Rarely has a new hallway elicited so much delight. But if the new pathway—officially called the West End Concourse—offers a fresh route to escape the much-maligned Penn Station, that is a reason to cheer. Or, at least whip out a phone and snap a photo.
The West End Concourse, unveiled in full on Thursday, connects the James. A. Farley Post Office Building with Penn Station, and is the first phase of a larger, future plan to bring Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road riders into a not-yet-built Moynihan Train Hall.